All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood…
Rainer Maria Rilke, Wartime Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. M. D. Herter Norton (via litverve)
tierradentro:

“Salome" (detail), 1906, Franz von Stuck. (Original painting here)

tierradentro:

Salome" (detail), 1906, Franz von Stuck. (Original painting here)

c0ssette:

Portrait of Empress Maria Alexandrovna (detail) 1857. Franz Xaver Winterhalter .

c0ssette:

Portrait of Empress Maria Alexandrovna (detail) 1857. Franz Xaver Winterhalter .

1910-again:

Wojciech Weiss, A Kiss on the Grass c.1900

1910-again:

Wojciech Weiss, A Kiss on the Grass c.1900

438 plays

polyphonyrocks:

A daily dose of Bach

Lute Suite No. 4 in E Major, BWV 1006a - 2. Loure

John Williams, guitar

Autumnal language: fullness and falling
away from the tree of self,
Gregory Orr, from section 3 of “The Tree,” in The Caged Owl: New & Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2002)
uromancy:

Frederic Edwin Church. Parthenon Athens from the Northwest
 (Illuminated Night View). 1869.

uromancy:

Frederic Edwin Church. Parthenon Athens from the Northwest

 (Illuminated Night View). 1869.

tierradentro:

“Composition No. 12 with Blue”, 1942, Piet Mondrian.

tierradentro:

Composition No. 12 with Blue”, 1942, Piet Mondrian.

362 plays

de-es-ce-ha:

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Ballet Suite No. 1 - III. Dance (The Limpid Stream)

Performed by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Dmitri Yablonsky

“Still Life with Pumpkin and other Vegetables”, 1930, Edvard Munch.

Still Life with Pumpkin and other Vegetables”, 1930, Edvard Munch.

I, too, felt ready to start life all over again. It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.
Albert Camus,The Stranger (via thebeathotel)
centuriespast:

BOUGUEREAU, William-AdolpheBathers1884Oil on canvas, 201 x 129 cmArt Institute, Chicago

centuriespast:

BOUGUEREAU, William-Adolphe
Bathers
1884
Oil on canvas, 201 x 129 cm
Art Institute, Chicago

269 plays

repouso:

Johann Sebastian Bach - St Matthew Passion - Ach, nun ist mein Jesus hin

sung by Andreas Scholl

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent

tierradentro:

Detail from Caravaggio’s “David with the Head of Goliath”, 1606-07.

Happy birthday, Caravaggio!

tierradentro:

Detail from Caravaggio’s “David with the Head of Goliath”, 1606-07.

Happy birthday, Caravaggio!

tierradentro:

“High Noon" (detail), 1949, Edward Hopper.

tierradentro:

High Noon" (detail), 1949, Edward Hopper.